The second annual Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation fundraiser, A Night Under the Stars, is set to be a “glittering” evening on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Guests are encouraged to wear sparkling and shiny clothing as they enjoy entertainment, food, drink, a silent auction and star gazing with the Astronomical Society, all in the gardens at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
Money from ticket sales will provide grants to community events and programs that advance the foundation’s vision of gender equality and a life free of violence for all.
Since the nonprofit foundation was established, it “has launched several public education campaigns focusing on sexual harassment, domestic violence and violence in general,” said Natasha Wellfare, the foundation’s board director. “ …[it] also continues to organize public education campaigns and activities, such as the Steps to End Silence Walk, each year in April in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.”
The foundation has also provided financial support to local programs and events, such as International Women’s Day, Honoring Women Month, International Men’s Day and the Cayman Brac Business and Professional Women’s Club’s Silent Witness March.
The foundation was set up after Mrs. Scott-Roberts was abducted, raped and murdered in October 2008. She was an outspoken leader in the area of women’s and children’s issues and rights in the Cayman Islands, and the foundation continues to address the social issues that she so passionately supported.
Organizers hope to raise enough money at this year’s event so that the foundation can provide even larger grants to organizations or programs that are working toward the foundation’s vision.
The evening kicks off at 8 p.m. with a free welcome cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Alex Pash from One World, and there will be live artistry by Kara’s Glass Garden, and a host of fun lawn games.
Organizers say that this year’s silent auction promises to be bigger and better, with items including a stay in Little Cayman, three months of unlimited yoga at Bliss Yoga, and a David Goddard photography package. In addition, local artist John Broad will be painting during the fundraiser, with the artwork auctioned off at the end of the evening.
Guests are encouraged to remember the evening by popping into David Goddard’s photo booth, which will contain an array of sparkly props. Their photos will then be available for purchase at the end of the night.
Tickets, priced at $40 in advance and $45 at the door, are available at all Paperman’s coffee shops, or email [email protected] Each guest’s ticket will provide a chance to win the grand prize raffle of an iPhone donated by LIME. For more information visit esrfoundation.org.ky.